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Shane Richie reckons he can get Spandau Ballet back together (again)

By | Published on Monday 23 October 2017

Spandau Ballet

Upset at Tony Hadley’s recent departure from Spandau Ballet? Well, take a bit of comfort in this. Shane Richie is going to have a go at sorting things out.

As previously reported, Hadley announced in July that he was leaving the band again “due to circumstances beyond my control”. His ex-bandmates, however, said that Hadley “had made it clear in September 2016 that he didn’t want to work with the band anymore”, which had left them unable to perform together. However, with Hadley officially out of the picture, they have begun auditioning new singers.

This isn’t the first time the band have fallen out of course, and Richie reckons he’s the man to sort it out this time. Why? Because it was he who sorted things out last time.

“I helped them get back together all those years ago, and I’d love to sit down with Tony, Gary and Martin Kemp to try do it again, get them back together”, he tells the Daily Star. “Tony is one of my closest mates and for me there is no Spandau without Tony. I’d love to think I could do it”.

Richie, of course, is in the process of promoting his non-hobbyist new album, ‘A Country Soul’, featuring covers of songs by country stars like The Eagles and Nik Kershaw, as well as a few originals.

For those of you still doubting his music credentials, he says: “I’ve had bands since I was sixteen. I know what it’s like to be in a pub and get spat at”. But enough about his time spent working on ‘Eastenders’, here’s new single ‘Wave On Wave’, originally by Pat Green: